Insp. Danny Butterman
Insp. Danny Butterman
Occupation: Police Officer
Rank: Police Constable (formerly)

Police Sergeant (currently)

Allegiance: Sanford Police Force (current)
Gender: Male
Family: Father: Frank Butterman

Mother:Irene Butterman

Alias(es): PC Danny Butterman, Sergeant Danny Butterman
Born: 4 June 1972
Status: Alive
Appeared in: Hot Fuzz
Portrayed by: Nick Frost
"You're off the fuckin' chain!"
―Danny Butterman to Nicholas Angel

Sergeant Daniel "Danny" Butterman is the son of corrupt Inspector Frank Butterman, and Chief Inspector Nicholas Angel's partner in Sandford who appeared in "Hot Fuzz".


Danny is presented as a blundering but good-natured cop with a love of American police action movies, such as Point Break and Bad Boys II. Bored with police duty in the small town of Sandford, he longs to face "proper action" as he sees in the movies and takes an immediate interest in the Londoner Angel, as he perceives the city to be much more exciting and dangerous for a police officer.

Danny ultimately inspires Angel to take back Sandford from the Neighbourhood Watch Alliance through his love of action movies, and gets to live his dream of participating in car chases and gunfights as he helps Angel defeat the NWA. For their efforts both Angel and Danny receive promotions Angel to Inspector and Danny to Sergeant. Two years after the events Angel is successful in gaining promotion to Chief Inspector so Angel promotes Danny to Sergeant under him.

Physical Appearances

Danny is more British than his partner, Nicholas Angel, but he was from Sandford, Gloucestershire. As even he was half-Swedish from his mother, Irene Butterman (nèe Skarsgård) and half-Irish and English from his father, Frank Butterman. He had brownish brunette hair, fair skin and hazel brown eyes.

In his police officer uniform, he wears white dress shirt, black neck tie, black trousers, deep midnight blue sweater with "Sandford Police" tag on it, black shoes and police constable hat with a silver line and badge in the middle.

In his casual outfit, he wears white blouse with blue collar and thick line or Cowlin Construction shirt, dark grey jacket, black trousers and shoes.